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Siege of Groningen (1672)

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Siege of Groningen
Part of Franco-Dutch War
Dirk Maas - Siege of Groeningen by Christian Bernard von Galen, bishop of Munster - M.Ob.408 MNW - National Museum in Warsaw.jpg
The siege of Groningen in 1672,
by Dirk Maas
Date9 July 1672 – 17 August 1672
Result Dutch victory
Flag of the Prince-Bishopric of Münster.svg Bishopric of Münster Prinsenvlag.svg Dutch Republic
Commanders and leaders
Flag of the Prince-Bishopric of Münster.svg Bernhard von Galen Prinsenvlag.svg Carl von Rabenhaupt
24,000 unknown
Casualties and losses
12,000 killed unknown

The Siege of Groningen was a battle that took place in 1672 during the Franco-Dutch war. It was a Dutch victory that ended all hope of the Bishop of Münster to push deeper into the Netherlands. The Münster army was so weakened by the defeat that the Dutch army successfully reconquered much of the land that Münster had conquered just weeks earlier. Every year, the city of Groningen celebrates its victory as a local holiday on 28 August.

Source: "Siege of Groningen (1672)", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, March 13th),

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Further reading
  • Israel, Jonathan (1995), The Dutch Republic: Its Rise, Greatness, and Fall 1477–1806, Oxford: Clarendon Press, ISBN 0-19-873072-1
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Coordinates: 53°13′07″N 6°34′02″E / 53.2186°N 6.5672°E / 53.2186; 6.5672

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